The 2017 Perseids will peak on the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13. As (bad) luck would have it, this year, the moon turned full on August 7th, and it will be at a rather bright waning gibbous phase several nights later which might make viewing the meteor shower a little difficult this weekend. Here's some tips on viewing the annual celestial event from timeanddate.com:
When Can I See the Perseids?
The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13.
The best time to view the Perseids, and most other meteor showers, is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn.